“How did you come to visit Silverdale Lutheran?” I asked a new, now very faithful and connected couple, over a latte at a local coffee shop. Their reply was amazing […]
By Pastor Paula Burchill Many years ago in a mom’s group I was a part of, we were having a conversation about our kids. If I remember correctly, many of […]
By Pastor Paula Lund Burchill We have begun the season of Epiphany which will last until we begin Lent at the end of February. During Epiphany we hear stories […]
My concern is that some, upon encountering a harsh or difficult saying, will let that particular saying cover or color the whole of one’s understand of Jesus.
By Pastor Paula Lund Burchill Well the Seahawks didn’t make their win look easy once again. They led by twenty and with 5 minutes to go almost blew it. […]
By Pastor Paula Lund Burchill I have said that one of my biggest sabbatical “accomplishments” was that I was able to be very present each day. This is not […]
By Pastor Paula Lund Burchill My theme word for 2019 is pause. I have written about my love of this word and how it reminds me to stop and […]
Maybe we should look at faith practices as faith fuelings.
By Pastor Paula Burchill After our offerings are received in worship, we say a prayer that often has words about how all that we have from God—our selves, our […]
By Pastor Paula Burchill It was still early as I pushed the sheet off my body and swung my toes onto the tiled floor. I gazed out the tiny window […]
Recently, in two separate conversations, I had someone my age state that if they had not grown up in the church, they probably would not be interested because of the […]